Know Your Rights as a Renter in Pennsylvania
Your Guide to a Successful Renting
Experience in Pennsylvania
An eviction is a legal action started by the owner of a property to force a tenant to move out of the property. A court ordered eviction is the only legal way a landlord may force a tenant to leave a rental property. A lawful eviction requires a court proceeding. The length of the process will vary depending on the circumstances of the eviction. Learn more about the eviction process.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ensured that tenants have the right to a decent place to live. This guarantee to decent rental housing is called the Implied Warranty of Habitability. Landlords must remedy serious defects affecting the safety or the ability to live in the rental unit. Learn more about your right to a decent place to live and what to do if your unit is not habitable.